Well, I guess i should start by saying that I've always been a Remington guy so my views may be slanted a bit. I have an 870, and two 1100's that I've shot a bunch and can strip down with my eyes closed. My one 1100 I use for my clays games and love it. The 870 has been my beater gun for the woods and has taken tons of abuse with NO issues at all. My other 1100 is a magnum gun with a fixed full choke vent rib barrel. I was going to sell off the fixed choke barrel and get a barrel with Rem chokes and make this my waterfowl gun. ...Then came along a good deal on a synthetic Beretta 390...I thought I may use this as my waterfowl gun and save my pristine 1100 for whatever. I got looking into cleaning and field stripping the 390!!!! Holy cow it seems like you need a class on how to take the thing apart. Lots of parts like the Beretta handguns....Is it me or do any of you folks feel the same way...The 1100's just seem so simple to take down and clean, I think I might just stay a Remington guy...THoughts??